Amerigo Vespucci 1454-1512

By Kelcie and Becky

Vespucci facts

Amerigo Vespucci was born March 9,1454, in Florence Italy.May 10th,1497 he went on his first voyage. His 3rd voyage was his most successful one because he discovered present day Rio de Janeiro and Rio de la Plata. He thought he discovered a new continent , South America the new world. In 1507, America was named after him. He died of malaria in Seville, Spain, on February22, 1512.

His early life

Vespucci, the 3rd son in a cultured family, was born in Florence Italy. Although born in Italy, he became a naturalized citizen of Spain in 1505.Vespucci and his parents , Ser Nastagio and Lisabetta Mini, were friends of the wealthy and tempestuous Medici family, who ruled Italy from the 1400's to 1737. Vespucci's father was a notary in Florence. His nickname was Pickle Dealer.

some pictures of Amerigo Vespucci

Some extra facts

Vespucci's quote

"They live together without king, without government, and each is his own master... Beyond the fact that they have no church, no religion and are not idolaters, what more can I say? They live according to nature, and may be called Epicureans rather than Stoics."